John Pelant

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    June 2, 2014

    Girl Germs: Live Tribute to Women in Rock at First Avenue, 5/30/14

    What started as a dream from co-creators and curators Sally Hedberg and Dana Raidt became a reality last Friday evening. Girl Germs staged a takeover of the First Avenue mainroom, bringing seven local bands and host Lori Barbero of Minneapolis's own legendary Babes in Toyland to the stage in a tribu ... More >>

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    July 18, 2013

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. We kick things off this week with a new video from Twin Cities quintet Speed's the Name, who are set to release a new record at the end of this month. We've also got a fresh ... More >>

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    March 18, 2013

    Django Django and Night Moves at First Avenue, 3/16/13

    Django Django With Night Moves First Avenue, Minneapolis March 16, 2013 For their debut Minneapolis performance, the U.K. electro-pop sensation Django Django eschewed the more modest local introductions of their fellow Mercury Music Prize nominees (and eventual winner) Alt-J, and brazenly scheduled ... More >>

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    March 13, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts this week : 3/13-3/19

    A good chunk of the Minneapolis music scene has gallivanted away to South By Southwest in Austin, Texas, but that doesn't stop the music! Total Trash release their latest cassette tape in the 7th Street Entry Thursday. Friday, Davina & the Vagabonds swank up Patrick's Cabaret while Chanhassen Di ... More >>

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    March 13, 2013
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    October 17, 2012

    Night Moves and Lord Huron at the 7th Street Entry, 10/16/12

    Night Moves and Lord Huron with Enola Gay 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis October 16, 2012 Two promising young bands sold-out the Entry on Tuesday night, as local boys Night Moves were finally celebrating the release of their long-awaited debut album, Colored Emotions, in front of a supportive hometo ... More >>

  • Music

    October 10, 2012

    Night Moves channel the past

    Retro-rock band release debut album Colored Emotions

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    October 9, 2012

    Night Moves' Colored Emotions is streaming

    The trippy debut album from Night Moves is streaming online a week ahead of its official release. Colored Emotions is the band's Domino Records debut, and it possesses a wealth of sonic influences that hearken back to the psychedelic '70s, as well as a pretty sizable revival about a decade ago.Erik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    Night Moves share "Country Queen," announce Colored Emotions release show

    See Also: Night Moves reveal Colored Emotions tracklist and release date Night Moves on hotel living, song facelifts, and the new 7-inch Local retro-rockers Night Moves have kept the Twin City music community (and the rest of the world) waiting patiently for their Domino Records release of their de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    Night Moves on hotel living, song facelifts, and the new 7-inch

    The guys in local funky indie rock act Night Moves aren't the types to get excited too easily. Whether it's a matter of getting signed to a Big Deal record label or simply getting confused with Skrillex over and over again (we're looking at you, Mark Ritsema), most any occasion seems to be met with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    The Current's 7th birthday party at First Avenue, 1/27/12

    ​The Current's 7th birthday partyWith Tapes 'n Tapes, Dead Man Winter, Low, and Night MovesFirst Avenue, MinneapolisFriday, January 27, 2012View a slideshow from the concert here and check out coverage of night two here.The seven-year love affair between Twin Cities music fans and the Current was ... More >>

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    November 21, 2011

    Hold Steady and P.O.S. at Epic, 11/18/11

    ​'s Vth Anniversary Party with Hold Steady, P.O.S., Night Moves, and No Bird SingNovember 18, 2011Epic, Minneapolis"Congrats on throwing such an 'epic' party!" an acquaintance gushed to me shortly after arriving at's "Vth" anniversary bash on Friday night. I found her flub more ende ... More >>

  • Music

    October 19, 2011

    Picked to Click 2011

    The Cloak Ox, Night Moves, and more

  • Music

    January 9, 2008

    Battle Ready

    A new disc from the Battle Royale hits you with techno fuzz from the right and unplugged pop from the left